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Sunday, October 31, 2010

British Steam

the Brits seem to have more interest in more types of steam vehicles and engines than we in the USA do. first we have some sort of early steam tractor. next is a beautiful paddle steamer at sea. next is...hey, how'd that damn cat get in here? oh, well. next is a steam bus. this one operates the year round hauling tourists and anyone else who wants a ride. and finally a Foden road steamer with solid rubber tyres.

Zune | Piece of Me Piece of You

Happy Halloween from Yam


Psychomania is a 1971 British horror film.

"Tom Latham enjoys riding his motorcycle with his girlfriend and loves his mother dearly, but Tom is no ordinary fellow, he is the leader of a violent, occult motorcycle gang appropriately titled "The Living Dead". His mother and her sinister butler get their kicks out of holding seances in their home. Through her and following in his father's footsteps, Tom makes a pact with the devil to return from the dead. One by one, he and his fellow bikers commit suicide with the goal of returning as one of the "undead". Not all succeed. The ones who do gather together at a secret place called "The Seven Witches", which refers to a circle of standing stones, after which they continue to terrorize the locals.

This was one of the last films of George Sanders, who committed suicide soon after making this film, in April 1972."

I love the design of the met visor. I wonder how much of visibility it provides, though...

It sure has the cult following; the t-shirt design here is dedicated to the best/worst motorcycle horror movie. You can get it from here, Mini Cassette Tees

Happy Halloween

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Mariska Hargitay

Did you know she is a daughter of actor/ bodybuilder, Mickey Hargitay and actress, Jayne Mansfield?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Werewolves On Wheels

Werewolves on wheels is a 1971 American movie. From its date, obviously trying to take advantage of popularity of "Easy Rider" and ever popular horror movie character Werewolf. According to Wikipedia, "in many scenes, footage was used of real bikers with no experience or training in acting going about their lives as normal. Thus, parts of this film could be regarded as an early experiment in reality as entertainment."

Eniko Mihalik

Eniko Mihalik is a Hungarian model, who rose to prominence after placing 4th in the Elite Model Look 2002

Happy 65th

Today is an actor Henry Winkler's birthday. He is most-known for playing the “King of Cool” , “The Fonz” in "Happy Days".

According to Henry Winkler, Fonz never actually rode any motorcycles during the ten year Happy Days television run. Winkler, never rode a bike in real life either, he has dyslexia, which made it difficult for him to co-ordinate the clutch, throttle and brake. Instead, the bikes were mounted on a piece of wood with wheels to make it look like he was riding. Kinda sad.
I liked the fact that even though the story was taken place in the birth place of Harley-Davidson, Fonz's machine was a Triumph.

Get them Start Young

I bought a Vampire Motorcycle

It is a 1990 low-budget horror movie about a motorcycle possessed by an evil spirit. Kind of a spoof of Stephen King's "Christine"

Set in a Birmingham, England suburb, the film is about a man named Noddy and his girlfriend Kim who operate a motorcycle courier business. One day Noddy bought a classic motorbike, a 750cc Norton Commando, and restored it. That motorbike, however, is possessed by the evil spirit of a man who was being summoned by an occultist who was killed by a motorbike gang. Whenever the spirit is overcome by a seeming blood lust, the bike would start up, ride on its own and kill people, particularly members of the Hells Angels.

I might watch this one...though seems quite stupid...

Friday, October 29, 2010


Well Halloween Motorcycle related movie... It is 1999 film "Murdercycle" After I saw the trailer, I have no intention of watching it. The effects are very "Power Ranger"like and acting looked like from a mediocre school production. Almost looks like a TV movie that Sci-Fi channel would pulled it out from its ass.

Sturz Snoopy

Track day cost a lot sometimes...But as long as your are alive and well that is okay.

Happy 39th

She is always one of the most adorable ladies to me.

If she hadn't gotten sick, "The God Father Part 3 " would have been much better.

She is Spock's mom, too.

Don't Forget to Hand Singal, Lady

Aviator goggles, a satchel, and a cafe-ed up CB550SS. I bet the pair of red leather gloves comes in handy for hand signaling

Not really a riding gear

I bet the clothing would be annoying on highway.

Chopper Chicks In Zombie Town

Well, It is Halloween season... Figured we should talk about Motorcycle related horror movies here. One of them is "Chopper chicks in zombie town"

It is a 1989 comedy horror biker movie released by Troma. Some resources say it was released in 1991 and also known as "Chrome Heart". The film is about an all female motorcycle gang named the 'Cycle-Sluts' who cruise into the isolated town of Zariah looking for a good time. Here an evil scientist turned mortician has been killing local townspeople with the aid of his long suffering dwarf assistant ("If god wanted you to do normal things, he would have made you look like normal people") and turning them into zombies to use as labor at an abandoned mine, where too radioactive for human to work in. As you might figured, a dumb little kid let those zombies out and all the Hell break loose.

According to all the reviews I could find on-line, this movie would probably make you mad if you happen to spend chunk of money to obtain a DVD set ( which cost about 70 bucks new) unless you are a hardcore Troma movie fan/ collector and just don't give a shit about how you spend money. I will probably watch it with someone who has Netflix or something so that would not be a waste of money other than time...

This movie features Billy Bob Thornton and Hal Sparks before they became famous and it also features former MTV veejay Martha Quinn.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Armored Ship Thursday

this thursday we have USS Chicago one of the first 4 new American Steel Navy warships. she was a protected cruiser thus having an armored protective deck over the machinery and ammunition spaces. commissioned in 1889 Chicago was armed with four 8" rifles, eight 6" rifles and two 5" rifles plus assorted smaller guns and 2 Gatlings. her armament put her equal to similar ships in foreign navies but, her engines were not up to date. she originally had two compound overhead beam engines while everyone else was going to triple expansion. later on Chicago was re- engined with triple expansion engines. she was also at that time re-armed with more modern guns for her main battery. she was 325ft. long and her top speed was around 15kts or a little more. she lasted in service from 1889 to 1936 when she was sold out of the USN and was supposed to be scrapped. however the old ship had other ideas and foundered at sea while being towed to her scrapping place. top two pictures are both starboard and port sides in her original form with full barque rigging as well as steam. she later gave up the sailing rig after being re-engined and re-armed. the last picture is of Chicago in this guise. a much cleaner ship and more modern looking as well after the rigging was gone.



Lady Bug

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I know where your phone is...

This is a little site called, I can’t find my phone.

You might have experienced the time you just could not find your phone and there are no one with another phone nearby to call your phone.

I often forget to carry my cell phone and go days without even holding it, and I leave my phone behind time to time ( I probably do the same with a hand gun) so if I can't find my phone, I just wait till turns up.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

USS New York BB34

i know i've put USS New York on show previously. this is such a good picture in color{a postcard} i couldn't resist putting her on the blog again. BB34 has just come under the Brooklyn Bridge accompanied by a small flotilla of tugboats.

Savage Model 99

i've been thinking about going shooting one of these days. my brother just bought a Savage 99 so i thought i'd picture one of those. designed by Arthur Savage in 1899{hence the model #}it was an improved Model 95 which had been designed for the military. the Model 99 originally came in .303 Savage for a cartridge which was real close to the famous 30-30 round. over the years it was also chambered for at least 13 other different rounds. originally the rifle was equipped with a 5 shot rotary magazine. only late in it's life was the Model 99 given a box magazine which was mainly to make production cheaper. this rotary magazine made it possible for the Model 99 to use spitzer bullets which other lever actions of the time could not use due to their tubular magazines. thus the Savage could use more powerful and faster ammunition than the others. it was also a hammerless design which gave it a faster lock time than the other lever actions of the time. it is still a popular rifle to this day. pictures include a blow up of the rifle showing all of it's parts, a rifle without scope, an ad for the rifle and finally a picture with scope.

Go For A Ride, Old Timers!!

Riding your motorcycle may strength your bone density.

"A daily dose of whole body vibration may help reduce the usual bone density loss that occurs with age, Medical College of Georgia researchers report.

Researchers found vibration improved density around the hip joint with a shift toward higher density in the femur, the long bone of the leg, as well. Hip fractures are a major cause of disability and death among the elderly.

They also found a reduction in a biomarker that indicates bone breakdown and an increase in the surface area involved in bone formation in the vibrating group."

If you don't like riding your motorcycle, I guess you can just go for a jog or strap your dildos onto your body. I would suggest jogging more than dildos. Exercise is better for you regardless of your age. I think Harleys would vibrate too much. Bad for your blood circulation. Prolonged Harley riding can lead to motor neuropathy caused by contraction of vascular vessels of the limbs. Anything should be done with moderation...

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Clock Work

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Danbo Stoppie

Danbo is a cardboard robot character. And it was commissioned by Amazon Japan from Azuma Kiyohiko, the creator of the manga character Yotsuba-chan who lives with her adoptive work-at-home dad, and whose happy-go-lucky adventures are recounted in the popular serial, Yotsubato/Yotsuba&___. [You can read Chapter 28, Yotsuba to Danbo in English. Remember, it goes right to left.]

Pictures of the small action figure have been popping up in Flickr. Other than this guy's work, you will find bunch of them there.... such as this one

The picture above is from Randy Santa Anna’s photostream

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010